Campus News

Miami University offers free tuition

Thanks to a $10 million donation, Miami University plans to launch a program to fully fund tuition and fees for Ohio students with family incomes lower than $35,000, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The program, The Miami Access Initiative, will cover four years of higher education and is slated to start in fall 2007.

The school expects the program to help approximately 150 students in its first year thanks to a donation from a 1939 alumna who left half her estate to the university to help low-income students. Miami University joins institutions such as the universities of Minnesota, Virginia and North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which have recently announced similar programs.